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What Trump's Election

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When Your Neighbor

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November 16-22, 2016 ABQ FREE PRESS WEEKLY



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APD Shell Game - pg 5

Trump/APD Reform - pg 5
Parking On Yards - pg 6
Local Briefs - pg 6
Trump Protests - pg 7
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November 16-22, 2016 ABQ FREE PRESS WEEKLY

To the Editor:

When subjected to a careful

examination, G.E. Nordells recent
op-ed [Facing Down the Fascist
Threat on the U.S. Supreme Court
Nov. 2-8 issue] is revealed as a farrago
of errors, falsehoods and muddled
interpretations of a disjointed collection
of facts.
Nordell begins his diatribe by
complaining about a syndicated
column by Diane Diamond in the
Albuquerque Journal wherein
Diamond discussed U.S. Supreme
Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsbergs
comments on Donald Trump. Yes,
its true: Ginsberg has the First
mendment right to spout off about
anyone or anything. Doesnt she
also have the duty to exercise some

I cannot recall one occasion in the

past 40 years when a Supreme Court
justice has made a public statement
about a presidential candidates fitness
for office. insberg is not following
an established precedent of justices
remaining silent about presidential

Nordell next accuses certain members

of the Supreme Court of being
fascists. ince he does not define
the word fascist, his accusation is
worthless. Later on, Nordell says that
in the Citizens United decision, Chief
Justice Roberts declared the United
States to be a fascist country. The
word fascist does not appear in
the Citizens United decision; hence,
Nordells claim is false. In the interests
of exactitude, I must point out that
Justice Roberts did not deliver the
decision of the court in Citizens United.
Justice Kennedy delivered the decision,
and Justice Roberts wrote a concurring
Nordell claims that the decision
was wrong. (He refers to its
wrongness.) Does he have any
ualification to ma e this allegation
What are they?

Somewhat more to the point, the

question of whether the Citizens
United decision was right or wrong
has been the subject of heated disputes
by legal scholars who are eminently
ualified to comment on it.

Justice Roberts is also accused of

supporting his concurring decision
only with ludicrous legal citations.
hat are ordells ualifications to call
them ludicrous?
He also excoriates Justice Roberts
for citing dissenting decisions. All
of the justices who participated in
the Citizens United case cited cases

wherein some justices had dissented.

Some of the justices in Citizens United
concurred on portions of the decision
and dissented on other portions of it.
ordells attac on ustice oberts
citations is itself ludicrous.

Before commenting on the balance

of Nordells article, I must point out
that the American Civil Liberties
Union supported the Supreme Courts
decision in Citizens United. You may
ma e of that what you will.
Nordell appears to object to the fact
that certain members of the Supreme
Court are members of the Federalist
Society. So what if they are? They
have just as much right to belong to
the Federalist Society as Ruth Bader
insberg has to spout off about
Donald Trump.

He complains about these same

members never named, except for
Antonin Scalia, who is dead being
signatories to the Project for the New
American Century (PNAC) and says
this constitutes a violation of their oath
of office. list of signatories to the
PNACs Statement of Principles can be
found online, and no Supreme Court
justices are on this list.
Besides, the PNAC became defunct
in 2006, so why is Nordell complaining
about it? The PNAC addressed itself
to foreign policy, so why would a
Supreme Court justice have joined it?
Finally, Nordell bemoans what
he calls a secret memo written by
Justice Lewis Powell in 1971 and
claims that the memo spelled out
how business could ta e control of the
federal government. This is false. The
memo influenced the . . hamber
of ommerce to moderni e its efforts
to lobby Congress. The Chamber of
Commerce has as much right to lobby
Congress as Ruth Bader Ginsberg
has to spout off about presidential
candidates, doesnt it?

Steven Dapra

To the Editor:

The Middle Rio Grande Council of

Governments had up to 2013 a Public
Involvement Committee with a broad,
diverse cross section of interests. It
met monthly, and when I had chaired
it, almost a decade previously, we
discussed long-term urban transit
Kevin, in his letter to you [the Nov.
9-15 issue], stated that the need and
value goes bac to lanned rowth
Strategy. While I do agree with a
consideration of need, the linear use
of such an Albuquerque Rapid Transit
system was not contemplated to be

used without full consideration of

need and strengths.

The Albuquerque/Bernalillo County

Metropolitan Comprehensive Plan
provided some major policy guidance.
Those systems considering the
expense were to speed transit between
urban centers in a direct lin . ptown
Downtown would have been the most
obvious choice had it been discussed
and examined by the PIC.

Stephen Verchinski

To the Editor:

es, the emocrats offered merican

voters the wrong candidate.
In the ustified eal among mainline
Democrats to elect a female president,
the emocrats too their finger off the
pulse of the American political body.
Clinton proved unpersuasive, and her
campaign leaders were as inept and
insular in 2016 as they were in 2008.
What to do now?

There are four forces in favor of a

recovery by the nations Progressives.
Anger and disappointment can fuel
motivation. So, Democrats, stop
moaning and dissipating your energy.
The 2018 midterm election and
New Mexico state election has now
begun. Tea Partiers were successful
because they understood that the
roots of a movement had to be
planted and nourished before it
could grow and spread.

Instead of vetching and blaming,

run for city councils and school
committees. earn what it ta es to win
office and the give and ta e of how to
get things done. To garner attention
exponentially and save money,
campaign as a slate with common
goals. Dont expect slate allies to agree
on everything just enough of the
important issues.
Listen to constituents more than
you preach. Its not about you,
the individual. Its about us, the
citizenry. What you hear should
inform your issues. And people
notice when you listen.

econd, eep in mind that Trump

is not yet triumphant. What happens
when Trump reneges and fails on
his promises to his hard-core fans to
build the wall? Or fails to create a
deportation force, reverse marriage
equality, overturn Roe vs. Wade?
What happens when he lets Big Ag
plow small farmers into the ground?
What happens when Trump
discovers he cannot turn bac the
cloc economically or socially,
or he fails to bring old-school

manufacturing obs bac to the

from Asia? Disgruntled Trump
supporters will be the Progressives
second most reliable, if unwitting,

Third: Progressives most reliable

ally is demographic dominance.
This last campaign may prove
to be the last hurrah for crucial
aging segments of the 2016 Trump
Coalition. Remember, Trump lost the
popular vote. ld white men li e
me) will be dead or marginalized by
2020. If Democrats dont continue to
ignore rural voters, they may sway
some of them away from politicians
who shill for Wall Street, Big Ag, Big
Energy, Big Chemical and the rest of
the GOPs client base.

ourth Ta e bac the state

governments. The Electoral College
originally allowed small, wea states
a bulwar against the power and
influence of larger, more affluent
states. But now those small states
can obstruct the will of the united
collection of states.
But the Electoral College wont
simply fade away. So, instead,
concentrate on redistricting. Because
the DNC and Democrats at large
failed to pay enough attention to
winning state governments in 2010
and 2014, the GOP has redrawn
districts all over the country to favor
incumbents, especially Republican
incumbents. Ta ing bac state
legislatures and governorships is
critical to winning the White House
and especially the U.S. House
of Representatives. Without the
Congress, a president gets little
accomplished. Please, gear up for
the 2018 mid-term campaigns for
the House, Senate and your towns
elections. lection wor will start
before Labor Day 2017, so on your
mar , get ready
s for
, the
Democrats have a great bench
of candidates ready to replace
resident Trump ens. ory oo er,
Tammy uc worth, eff er el,
Chris Murphy, Patty Murray, Kirsten
Gillibrand and maybe a few
Democratic governors.

Frank Cullen

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ABQ FREE PRESS WEEKLY November 16-22, 2016

APD Plays Shell Game with Civilian Oversight Board

oanne Fine thought the answers

she got from the Albuquerque
Police Department were condescending, even insulting.

Fine, a member of the Civilian Police

Oversight Board, and the boards
chairperson, Beth Mohr, were meeting
on ov. in the . . ttorneys ffice
in downtown lbu uer ue to find
out why APD had sent the CPOB a
redacted version of a report on APDs
progress in reforming itself.
The draft report by the independent
monitor in the citys settlement
agreement with the U.S. Department
of Justice had several paragraphs that
were blacked out.

So Fine and Mohr asked APD

employee Bill Slauson and City
Attorney Jessica Hernandez why APD
had censored its report.

They said it was redacted for things

we didnt need to see, Fine told ABQ
Free Press Weekly.

But Fine and Mohr wanted DOJ

officials, who were also in the meeting,
to know what APD was up to. So
Mohr, using a copy of the unredacted
report by James Ginger, the
independent monitor, read aloud the

things she believed APD had redacted

from the draft report.

The redacted stuff was about us

[CPOB and the Civilian Police Oversight
Agency], and it directly related to our
work, Fine said. Ginger and DOJ
officials seemed surprised to learn what
APD had failed to give the CPOB.

blac ed out of
the draft report as i gers
re ie of ho the
a d
ere performi g
i relatio to the settleme t
agreeme t a d
reform effort
After apparently realizing they
had been caught, both Hernandez
and Slauson said the redactions
were a mistake.

It defies description as to how

stupid this is. Its condescending,
insulting, and it is infuriating, Fine
said. They got caught, they were so
sorry. It is galling.

What APD blacked out of the draft

report was Gingers review of how the

CPOA and the CPOB were performing

in relation to the settlement agreement
s reform effort.
Both agencies were created by
the City Council to investigate and
rule on civilian complaints against
police officers and to ma e policy
recommendations to the police
department. Both agencies are key
players in the reform effort.

ABQ Free Press Weekly emailed

Hernandez on Nov. 11 to ask why APD
had redacted portions of the report it
sent to the CPOB. She did not respond.

Fine said APDs censorship was

outrageous because the redacted
comments were Gingers assessment
of the civilian oversight process.
Without being able to read Gingers
comments, the CPOB couldnt respond
to Ginger.
The only possible motive for this
[APDs censorship] is the feedback
loop and the chance to give the
monitor feedback, Fine said. If we
dont know what things he said about
us, we cant respond to him.
Fine and Mohr have become
increasingly vocal in ripping APD
for what they say is its refusal to

incorporate any civilian oversight into

its reform effort.

i e a d ohr ha e become
i creasi gly ocal i rippi g
for hat they say is its
refusal to i corporate a y
ci ilia o ersight i to its
reform effort
Under the city law that created
the Civilian Police Oversight Board,
APD Chief Gorden Eden has 30
days to respond in writing to the
board after it makes disciplinary
recommendations for police officers.
So far, the board has sent 58 such cases
and recommendations to dens office,
and he hasnt responded to a single
one, Fine said.

Its hard to believe that the behavior

we are seeing is that of a police
department that wants meaningful
civilian input, Fine said.
Dennis Domrzalski is an associate editor at ABQ
Free Press Weekly. Reach him at dennis@freeabq.

Could Trump Affect the APD Reform Effort?


ome people involved in APDs

reform process are worried that
the Trump administration might
not be as aggressive in enforcing the
requirements of the citys settlement
agreement with the U.S. Department
of Justice.

Coupled with what some say is

APDs unwillingness to reform itself,
a less aggressive enforcement effort
could wreck the reform process and
put APD back where it was two years
ago. Peter Simonson, the executive
director of ACLU of New Mexico,
said a worst case scenario would be

that they change out the existing lawyers who are staffing the
settlement agreement and that they
just lose interest in the agreement
and dont receive the necessary
resources to push for a successful
conclusion, Simonson said.
Joanne Fine, a member of the
Civilian Police Oversight Board,

worries that, considering its poor

record on reforming itself to date,
APD would backslide if the DOJ
under Trump were to bac off the
settlement agreement.

If you judge the last two years,

my forecast [for APD] isnt great.
The best forecast for future behavior
is past behavior, Fine said. Civilian oversight needs to happen, and
it has to be effective, and so far I
havent seen it.

m ery co cer ed that the

hole thi g is goi g to fall
apart o ce a e attor ey
ge eral a d . . attor ey
are appoi ted


ou cilor ete

i elli

Former City Councilor Pete Dinelli

said there will most likely be a new
U.S. attorney in the state within six

months after Trump ta es office

and that that person could be less
aggressive in holding APD to the
requirements of the settlement

f you udge the last t o

years my forecast for
is t great. The best forecast
for future beha ior is past
beha ior
oa e i e member of
i ilia olice
ersight oard

I think the city has always been

trying to run the clock on this,
Dinelli said. Im very concerned
that the whole thing is going to fall
apart once a new attorney general
and U.S. attorney are appointed. I
dont think theyre going to have the
same stomach for going after police
misconduct cases.

One thing reform proponents

have going is that there is a signed
settlement that is being overseen by
a federal court judge.
Sam Walker, a professor and
police accountability and civil
liberties expert at the University of
Nebraska-Omaha, said the signed
settlement offers some protection
for reform proponents.

You actually have a settled court

case where a judge is in charge,
Walker said. That [settlement
agreement] cant be changed unless
one of the parties asks for it to be
changed. Thats the judges decision,
so they cant touch that.

Dennis Domrzalski is an associate editor at ABQ

Free Press Weekly. Reach him at dennis@freeabq.


November 16-22, 2016 ABQ FREE PRESS WEEKLY

City to Clarify Parking in Yards: Local Briefs


t happens. And some say its happening way too much in Albuquerque people parking their cars
not in garages or on their driveways
but in their front yards. Local critical care nurse Brad Tingley doesnt
like it at all. The life-long resident
of Albuquerques East San Pedro
neighborhood said hes opposed to
people parking in their yards for a
number of reasons including his
belief that it can lower the worth
of surrounding property owners

I havent talked with any realtors

about how this would affect the
value of homes but I can assure you
it certainly doesnt raise the value
of your home in the neighborhood,
Tingley said.

I guess my beef of it is having been

born and raised in this area, nobody
had ever parked in their yard and I
have seen that change over the years,
he said. Now people are parking in
their front yards and then, one, its an
eyesore, it doesnt look good to me,
especially if theres a neighbor that
has one car kind of parked a little bit
off center sideways when they pull
in, he said.
But when you start getting four,
five, six, seven, eight, or more cars
that becomes a parking lot and it has
affected our neighbors, said Tingley,
who has researched the oning code.
Neighbors are saying, What is
going on with these people?
The practice is fueling a debate
across the city and city officials are
trying to decide what to do about
it. Until nine years ago, the citys
oning code didnt have much to say
about yard par ing, but in
councilors Isaac Benton and Sally
Mayer introduced a bill to limit how
much of a front yard in residential
T and
can be used
to park cars.

Parking on any portion of a front

yard setback area, other than the
improved parking and maneuvering
areas, is prohibited, according to
the code.
The current point of debate is
whether the regulation affects
homes built before
. iane
Dolan, Bentons policy analyst, said
it was entons goal in
for the
ordinance to affect every homeowner
in Albuquerque.


His intent, when he sponsored

it, he did not include a grandfather
clause. And it was not his intent
that this would apply only to
homes built after 2006 particularly
the prohibition on parking on an
unapproved (space) in your front yard
itself, she said.
Benton himself told ABQ Free
Press Weekly in an email, I do not
recall any intention to grandfather
properties built prior to its passage.
He plans to introduce legislation
clarifying that.

There was strong support in

for some control on front yard
parking, particularly on unimproved
dirt, with the belief that it degraded
neighborhoods and lowered property
values, Benton said. I am now
hearing that people are upset due
to the non-enforcement. Such laws
can always bear re-evaluation and
ther city officials, including
Albuquerque Associate Planning
Director Brennon Williams, interpret
the oning code differently.

There is a section of the code that

deals with non-conformities uses
or structures that were established
prior to a change in the rules, and
that section of the code indicates
that unless there is an addition of
200 or more square feet [of building
square footage] to the property, or
the property remains vacant for a
continuous period of 12 or more
months, then folks are grandfathered
in for the life of the property,
Williams said.

olan said city officials are wor ing

to address that disconnect.
ome council staff has already met
with the planning department to sort
of figure out, you now, what their
specific concerns are and how they
can be addressed in the amendment,
which will be introduced in the next
few weeks but wont be heard until
December or, more likely, early next
year, she said.
Tingley said his quest to get the
oning code change was an eye
opener. To get to see that, even
though the wheels turn slow in
government, as I know, as I am
finding out, that things can be done
by an individual citi en, he said.

Dennis Domrzalski is an associate editor at ABQ

Free Press Weekly.

Barelas unchained

Albuquerques historic Barelas

neighborhood once again has its
own neighborhood association. On
Nov. 8, the Albuquerque Planning
Department reversed a decision
that had allowed Barelas to be
swallowed up by the upstart SilverPlatinum Downtown Neighborhood
Association. Now, Barelas has a newly
constituted Barelas Neighborhood
Association. Planning Director
Susan Lubar said she reversed the
decision to let the Silver-Platinum
neighborhood absorb Barelas for
several reasons, including the fact
that with Barelas included in its
boundaries, the Silver-Platinum
association had a larger geographic
area than is allowed by city ordinance,
and because people in Barelas were
hostile to the takeover. The battle over
Barelas began in September of 2015
when the old Barelas association lost
its certification as a city recogni ed
neighborhood association by failing to
file a re uired two page report listing
its officers, number of dues paying
members and bylaws. New Church
sex lawsuits Two Albuquerque area
men have filed lawsuits against the
Archdiocese of Santa Fe alleging they
were sexually abused by Catholic
priests when they were altar boys.
The lawsuits were filed on ov. in
Bernalillo County District Court and
bring to 62 the number of lawsuits
that have been filed against the
Catholic church in the state since 2010.
ince the early
s, more than
priest sexual abuse lawsuits have been
filed against the atholic church in
New Mexico.


The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of

Appeals issued a legal opinion
upholding a district court ruling
that found that the five foot granite
Ten Commandments monument
at the city hall lawn in loomfield
violated the Establishment Clause of
the First Amendment. The lawsuit
was originally filed in
by the
American Civil Liberties Union
of New Mexico on behalf of two
loomfield residents who ob ected
to their city government endorsing
one particular religion. The city plans
to appeal the decision to the U.S.
Supreme Court.

Balloon stats

Final numbers for the 45th annual

Albuquerque International Balloon
Fiesta are in: 550 registered balloon
teams, including 108 special shape
balloons balloons representing
countries balloons from
states and
an estimated
visits, which is
down from
s estimated
visits and slightly above the fiestas
estimated year average of

Luminaria tickets

Tickets for ABQ Rides Annual

Luminaria tour around Old Town
and the Albuquerque Country Club
neighborhood go on sale at 8 a.m.
Friday, Nov. 25 via the website They are also
available that day at the Hold My
Tic et box office in the unshine
Building, 112 Second St. SW. The box
office is open a.m. p.m. onday
through Friday, and from 11 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Last year, tickets sold out in only
four hours for this annual event, so
we urge you to buy them as soon
as possible, said ruce i ieri,
Director of ABQ Ride.

Methane rule

The Sierra Club is applauding the

Obama administrations passage
of a rule limiting pollution from
oil and gas operations on public
lands. The U.S. Bureau of Land
Managements new rule aims to
reduce venting, flaring, and lea s
of methane from both existing
and new drilling and production
sources. Methane, a greenhouse gas
times more potent than carbon
dioxide, causes respiratory illnesses,
primarily in children. early ,
people live within half a mile of
oil and gas facilities operating on
public lands. That estimate does not
include Native Americans who live
near energy facilities near the Four
Corners. The Trump administration,
if it wanted to roll back the rule,
would need congressional approval
to do so. Infrared imaging shows a
methane hot spot over the Four
Corners, where methane is released
by operators during drilling and
processing in the San Juan Basin.


ABQ FREE PRESS WEEKLY November 16-22, 2016

Why They Took to ABQ Streets after Trumps Win


lbuquerque joined more than

a dozen U.S. cities that saw
protests following the election of
Donald Trump as president of the
United States. Protesters here said
they were fearful that Trump would
curb civil rights, limit the right to
abortion and dismantle unions.

Here are some of the reasons people

said they took to the streets:

Chris Banks, New Mexico Party for

Socialism and Liberation chairperson:
(Donald) Trumps campaign has
signaled to the most backward
elements of society, white supremacist
elements, that its okay to be open and
aggressive in your racism in public.
Those forces are feeling very strong
and energized by his campaign, and,
now, his victory. Weve already seen
the number of hate crimes against
Muslim-Americans spike.

Sylvia, union organizer, Committee of

Interns and Residents at UNMH: We
see a lot of indigent care done at our
hospital. A lot of undocumented people
who have no other ability to get services,
they come [to UNMH], its a safety-net
hospital. Trump is obviously not a
union-friendly guy. Im afraid hes
going to attack the unions.
Courtney Hinman, teacher,
Albuquerque High School,
Albuquerque Caucus of Rank and
File Educators member: Im still
processing it, but my deepest held
fear of whats coming is that we on
the left arent going to be able to
mobilize. Its not so much what
Trump might do but the internal
contradictions and conflicts on the
left end of things, Im worried that we
wont be able to pull together and put
up a real fight.
Its an all out attac
on the working class, on every front. I
dont think that anything is safe with
Trump in office.
e isnt going to
respect anything, politically.

Zabrina Chavez, CNM Student: I

dont like that we have him as a ruler
to be the face of Americas ignorance.
[His presidency] is just going to be
a lot of showboating; he doesnt have
any political experience. Him being in
the media, and him being blown up so
much, was all just a joke. Well all wake
up in the morning just waiting for him
to make fun of a disabled person or say
something ridiculous just for the hell of
it. Its all just a distraction.
Anita Vallejos: We know that one
Supreme Court justice is getting in.

As many as 200 people protested the night following Donald Trumps election. Some blocked Interstate 25 during a protest march along
Central Avenue between the Edo neighborhood and Downtown. Photo by Johnny Vizcaino

What if Ruth [Bader-Ginsburg] ends

up dying or retiring? There is the
potential that he will be nominating
three, which would absolutely
decimate our Progressive movement.
He has threatened the First
Amendment rights of the LGBTQ
community, as far as discrimination
goes, taking away some of those

Jessica Avery, senior, UNM: There

are a lot of immigrants here now who
are afraid for their lives and who
are afraid for their homes and their
families. The concern that affects
me most directly is abortion access
and womens healthcare, which has
been under attack for the past 10 years.
Its almost impossible to get access
to an abortion in some states already,
and Trump and his vice president
are an immediate threat to that. Its
Pat Ward, lifelong Democrat: In the
first minutes of his first national
security briefing, Trump reportedly
asked three times, three times, why
he cant drop nuclear bombs. His own
attorney told him to shut the fuck up.

Demetrius Johnson, UNM Kiva Club

president: [Native Americans] wont
be respected. Well probably be treated

Albuquerque police in riot gear and in APD SWAT vehicles shadowed the anti-Trump
protesters the night of Nov. 9. This officer parked his squad car to block traffic at Central
Avenue and Second Street. Photo by Johnny Vizcaino

worse than we have ever been in the

history of these United States.

James Friedman, Socialist: Im

most nervous for people of color
in this country, for Muslims who
have been on the receiving end of
anti-Muslim violence both at home
and abroad. I am worried for the
state of reproductive rights in this
country. Im worried that Mike Pence,
the vice president-elect, will attack
workers rights through right-to-work
Arabelle Helsell, high school junior:

Im afraid of all three branches of

government being conservative. Im
afraid for Planned Parenthood. Im
afraid for healthcare. Im afraid for
every working-class individual in
this country whos being threatened.
Im afraid hes going to keep
persuading people that hes good for
them and that were not going to be
able to reach those people.
Johnny Vizcaino is an editorial intern for the
ABQ Free Press Weekly.

November 16-22, 2016 ABQ FREE PRESS WEEKLY

Field for '18: Governors Race

Has Plenty of Familiar Names

he results of the 2016 elections

have barely come in, and already
attention is turning toward 2018.

There is no presidential election in

2018, but New Mexico will elect a new
governor, and many statewide elected
officials will be up for re election.

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall is perhaps

signaling an end to his time as an elected
official in ashington, . ., and a run for
Ive heard from many New Mexicans
who are urging me to run for governor.
Im flattered by their support I have
an open mind, and Im considering it,
dall, a emocrat, said in a statement.
However, there are a lot of changes
happening in our country, and right
now, Im focused on getting back to
ashington and fighting for ew exico
dall first won election to the enate
in 2008 after serving in the U.S. House
for a decade.
But he isnt the only one who might be
looking this early at a run for governor.

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham

said in a phone interview that she was
not going to rule anything out but that
it was too soon after the election to
make any sort of decision in running
for the states highest office.

I havent had a chance to really think

about that, Lujan Grisham said. And
I really want to do this work.
She mentioned infrastructure as
one thing she hoped ongress would
work on.
As for a timeline of a decision for a
gubernatorial run, Lujan Grisham said
any decision would have to be made
before the end of 2017 because of the
amount of fundraising that would be
needed to mount a campaign unless
through self funding.
nd I cannot self fund,
Grisham said.

u an

She also said she believed the

emocratic nominee would not get a
free ride in the primary.

I think youll have a primary

because there are some great emocrats
there with a variety of important skills,
she said.
Attorney General Hector Balderas
is another emocrat whose name
frequently comes up in conversations

about potential candidates for governor.

Attorney General Balderas has
deep concerns about our state and
will evaluate serving in a greater
capacity in the near future, aroline
Buerkle, a political strategist who has
worked with Balderas in the past, said
in a statement.

e heard from ma y e
e ica s ho are urgi g me
to ru for go er or
. . e . Tom


On the Republican side, many

believe Lt. Gov. John Sanchez will
throw his hat in the ring. A spokesman
for Sanchez responded to a request for
comment Thursday.

In recent months, Lieutenant

Governor Sanchez has been asked
by many New Mexicans both
epublicans and emocrats to run for
governor in 2018, and he is seriously
considering it, said Manny Gonzales,
Sanchezs campaign treasurer. In the
weeks ahead, he plans to discuss this
further with his family and supporters
and ma e a final decision about
his future at the appropriate time.
Meanwhile, he will continue to devote
his time to serving and helping citizens
across the state as their lieutenant
And U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, who left
his seat in 2008 for an unsuccessful run
for U.S. Senate before returning to the
House in 2011, told the Albuquerque
Journal his focus right now is on the
U.S. House.
ell sit down and start loo ing at
that sometime next year, Pearce told
the Journal.

Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry, a

Republican, has also been mentioned as
a possible candidate for governor.
The race for governor will be big
in 2018 for beyond the usual reasons
state legislative and congressional
seats must be redistricted during the
governors next term.
The governor will also have veto
power over any redistricting maps
passed by the Legislature.

Matthew Reichbach is the editor of NM Political

Report, a nonprofit online news agency
that can be found at



ABQ FREE PRESS WEEKLY November 16-22, 2016

Trumps Win May Mean Good

News for NM Bases

ore than a few

voters treated this
elections outcome like
an unwanted Christmas
gift. They moved
quickly to try to return
it, pass it on to a friend,
or put it in the attic to be
forgotten. But as the old
saying goes: Elections
have consequences, and they cant be
ignored, no matter how disconsolate one is
over the outcome.

Here are some of those consequences

for our fair New Mexico:

The Legislature is about to take a step

toward the left as it adds two Democrats to
the enate and five emocrats to the ouse.
This means the 2014 historic Republican
takeover of the House ends at two years.
But will the deeper blue shading of the
Roundhouse mean big policy changes?
Its not likely. Remember, Republican
Gov. Martinez still has two years left and is
buying new ink for her veto pen for use if
the Democrats start sending her legislation
that makes her frown.

Trump has pledged to rebuild

the military and rescind defense
cuts. Thats a big deal for the
states four military bases as
well as for Los Alamos and
Sandia national laboratories
Given the likelihood of more Santa Fe
gridlock, the impact of the election is mainly
on the narrative. That means much less talk
about the conservative agenda of right-towork, cutting regulations and taxes, and
much more about education, poverty and
the states depopulation. In other words,
the Legislature will have to deal with all
that fun stuff epublicans tried to sweep
under the rug with an all crime all the
time agenda that failed to keep voters from
straying from them.
The most visceral fear of the Trump
presidency in New Mexico is among those
who may be here illegally. The presidentelect is pledging to quickly deport millions
of undocumented immigrants whom he
deems to be criminals. ow thats defined is
what is sending shivers up the spines of the
states large immigrant community.
Trump did not triumph here, as New
Mexico handed a resounding 48 percent to
40 percent win to Clinton. But that does not
mean for the next four years the state will

What Trumps Win Means;

Fundraiser for HACIA


ont mourn,
proclaimed labor
activist Joe Hill.

always get the short end of the stick. Its a

mixed bag.
Trump has pledged to rebuild the
military and rescind defense cuts. Thats a
big deal for the states four military bases
as well as Los Alamos and Sandia national
laboratories, which are deeply entwined
with the defense industry. He is also
saying a federal hiring freeze he plans will
not apply to the military. Because federal
funding remains the principal driver of the
states economy, thats a bit of good news.

Trump is pledging to
quickly deport millions of
undocumented immigrants
whom he deems to be criminals
On the other hand, a Trump presidency,
combined with Republican control of both
houses of Congress, could mean a hit to
the social safety net programs so much of
the state is dependent upon in the form of
Medicaid and food stamps. These programs
are exploding with recipients as the states
economic stagnation makes more residents
The individual fortunes of a slew of state
politicians were reshaped by Election 16.
Gov. Martinezs refusal to endorse Trump
cost her dearly with the Republican base.
Dont look for Trump to plot revenge
against her, but do look for her to be
ignored by the White House.
Southern GOP Congressman Steve
earce was the only prominent state office
holder to go all in for Trump. That could
mean more power (and pressure) for
him as the state looks to Pearce to hold
off any especially damaging fallout from
Washington. Hell also have a big say in the
passing out of plum federal jobs here.
Democrat U.S. Sen. Tom Udall may have
had it with D.C. His party failed to take
back the Senate, and Udall is now publicly
acknowledging that he is looking at running
for the 2018 Democratic nomination
for governor. e is a big fish in a small
pond, and if he gets in, it could end the
nomination hopes of Albuquerque U.S. Rep.
Michelle Lujan Grisham.
Up next? The October 2017 Albuquerque
mayoral election, but after the tumult of
this year, were all permitted to take a
break from La Politica, but only until the
Christmas trees come down.
Joe Monahan is a veteran of New Mexico politics.
His daily blog can be found at

Many people told

me they cried after the
presidential election.
What keeps me going
is remembering
all of the peoples movements that
have changed our society, even under
tremendous odds.
The courageous labor movement of
Joe Hills time, in which workers had
no basic rights and children labored in
factories, fought enormous oppression.
We are still reaping the fruits of their
organizing with the eight-hour workday,
paid leave, minimum wages, worker
safety laws, child labor laws the list
goes on.
Another obvious example is the civil
rights movements incredible struggle and
victories. We have to carry on this work.
Local social justice organizations
and activists have begun moving
from grief and shock to strategizing
about how to prepare for the Donald
Trump presidency. One opportunity
to analyze the election results is the
event The Election Is Over: Now
What? a discussion on what it means
for New Mexico.

HACIA is a proven K-12 college readiness strategy that

builds an intergenerational
culture of engagement and
lifelong learning
The event, sponsored by the
Congregation Albert Brotherhood,
is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Sunday,
Nov. 20, 3800 Louisiana Blvd. NE.
This is a brunch event with speakers
Steve Terrell, the political columnist
for the Santa Fe New Mexican, and
Joe Monahan, an ABQ Free Press
Weekly columnist and long-time
political blogger. Reservations must
be made by emailing brotherhood@ or by calling
(505) 883-1818, ext. 3203, by Nov. 18.

Ho, Ho, Huh?

Christmas decorations are already

popping up, and you can be part of a

great holiday party Eat, Drink & Be

Giving! to help support the Southwest
Creations Collaborative.
Since 1994, Southwest Creations
has provided dignified employment
while improving access to education
for youth and adults. On-site childcare
at just 25 cents an hour has been a
central part of Southwest Creations
since day one, allowing parents to
work while their children are cared
for in a nurturing envir onment.
Additionally, all Southwest Creations
Collaborative employees receive paid
school involvement leave, which means
they can be involved in their childrens
educations without having their pay
Eat, Drink and Be Giving is a
festive fundraiser for the collaborative's
program HACIA: Toward the
University. HACIA is a proven K-12
college readiness strategy that builds an
intergenerational culture of engagement
and lifelong learning that is sometimes
lacking in families with low levels of
formal education.
Results of the HACIA program are
impressive. A four-year pilot in the
Albuquerque Public Schools that was
completed in May 2016 helped 310
families in building skills, systems
literacy, and social capital to attain
educational goals. The HACIA pilot
achieved a 93 percent high school
graduation rate and 81 percent college
admission rate for the students in the
pilot. HACIA is about to expand its
services to more than 600 families.
Shop for beautiful gifts at the silent
auction, wine ra e and mar etplace
from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at
Southwest Creations Collaborative,
1308 Fourth St. NW. Silent auction items
include tickets and airfare to the 2017
Kentucky Derby.
Donations are being made by Los
Poblanos, Ten Thousand Waves, Mimi
Green, Santacafe, Tewa Tees, Maude
Andrade Designs, Hotel Parq Central,
Kei & Molly Textiles, Vinaigrette,
Blissful Spirits Hot Yoga, Kim Jew
Photography and other businesses.

Sayrah Namast is an organizer with the American Friends Service Committee in Albuquerque.
She writes about events of interest to Albuquerques activist community.

1 November 16-22, 2016 ABQ FREE PRESS WEEKLY

Trumps Victory Lays Bare

The Fragility of Our Rights

s I pulled the cap from the

emergency bottle of vodka I hadnt
really thought wed need on election night,
I thought to myself, How can there be
this much hate in the world?

Can you imagine the constant

uncertainty, the panic? For some of us,
thats everyday life.
ets tal about some real life examples,
all from Nov. 9:

We raised our shot glasses, someone

muttered, Fucking damn it as a toast,
and we drank. I looked around at my
loved ones and counted the targets on our
backs. Some are women. Some are persons
of color, or queer, or ill. The swell of fear
rolled off us in waves.

In Minnesota, a Black high school

students loc er was graffitied with things
like Fuck N****rs, and Trump Train.

Theres been talk from people who do

not understand the stakes. They say this
is no big deal, that its only four years,
that we shouldnt be sore losers. Worse,
that we should come together and unite
under Trump.

In North Carolina, a gay couple found a

note on their car that said, Cant wait for
your marriage to be overturned by a real
president! Gays families = burn in hell!

But this is a big deal. This isnt just

about disliking the president-elect. Trump
has emboldened every person who ever
wanted to say or do something cruel to
someone who was different from them.
Trump has made hateful acts perfectly
acceptable. Trumps victory has told
people they no longer have to consider
other people. Trumps victory has made
it clear to the masses that they dont have
to pretend theyre not bigots. This is about
the health, wellness and safety of millions.
For some of us, this could be life or death.
Because 59,424,248 million Americans
voted for a man who admitted to sexually
assaulting women, instead of a ualified
female candidate, and this puts many
people in danger.
If you are a white, heterosexual,
physically fit, mentally capable merican
man, its very likely you dont have any
experience with the type of fear Im talking
about. And I want you actually, millions
of us need you to understand.
Imagine you are in a completely dark
room. You have to cross from one side to
the other, but you dont know how big
the room is and you dont know where
any of the furniture is. You pick your way
through. Sometimes you catch a table
with your nee, or find a pile of egos
with your foot. There are other things
moving in the dark too, but theres no
way to tell if those things are helpful or
harmful without letting them get within
arms reach.
Now imagine that room is your life. The
furniture are laws and systems designed to
hold you back, and the things that move in
the dark are other people who are likely to
be covertly biased toward you which is
far more dangerous than outward bias.

In California, a man in a Make America

Great Again hat grabbed a womans crotch
outside a store and whispered, Are you
scared now, you liberal cunt?



Elizabeth Galvez sent us this photo
of her two dogs Sophie (left) and
Tank snuggling under a blanket.
Sophie is a 15-year-old miniature
dachshund who is blind and toothless. Tank is part dachshund and pit
bull who was rescued seven years
ago at the age of 2 after being
found torn and bleeding. Tank had
been a bait dog chained up
by a dogfight organizer and then
beset upon by fighting dogs to
give them a taste of blood and get
them amped up for fighting. Such
dogs often die from their injuries.
He had all sorts of scars and was
malnourished and mangy, and
when we saw him in the cage at
Animal Humane we said no ones
going to adopt this poor dog,
Elizabeth said.

Now, hes our best protector, and

he and Sophie are in love. When
Dad was sick and needed something
Tank would come and get us and let
us know.

There are plenty of examples in

Albuquerque, as well:
Someone left a sign that said Whites
Only outside of a pizza shop on Central.
Another person pulled the hijab
off of a student who was studying at
immerman ibrary.
A truck driver intentionally crashed
into a transgender woman and drove off
(shes recovering, and police have a lead
on a suspect).
These are just a few of the horrible
things that happened to people in a
single day.
There are very real dangers the
president-elect himself poses as well.
Trump will select at least one, possibly up
to three, U.S. Supreme Court judges. He
has the support of a Republican-controlled
House and a Republican-controlled
Senate. Repealing Obamacare is almost
a certainty, and, for many people living
with chronic illnesses, it could mean the
end of accessible treatment. Overturning
Roe v. Wade is now a distinct possibility.
The Supreme Court decision in Obergefell
v. Hodges, the case in which the court
declared marriage a fundamental right
whether youre straight or gay, could be
overturned as well.
And lets not forget the U.S. Constitution
itself. With the consent of two-thirds
of both the Senate and House of
Representatives and three-quarters of the
states, its possible to repeal birthright
citizenship and the right of women and
minorities to vote.
These are very real threats to the lives of
people you know.
Jyllian Roach is the arts and entertainment editor
at ABQ Free Press Weekly. Reach her at


Photo should be hi-res, 250 kb or bigger. Include your name, phone

number and your pets name, and well try to reserve their spot in the
pet parade.

We Survived George W. Bush,
Well Survive Trump as Well

ithout a doubt, it was the most

surprising election result in
the history of American presidential
contests. Donald Trump, bombastic
reality star and maybe successful
businessman, managed to get elected
president of the United States.
The man who was easily baited into
losing his cool by a well-prepared
woman in a set-piece presidential debate
is poised to become the man in charge of
Americas position with the world in the
balance with one finger on the nuclear

He who denigrated minorities, women,

Muslims, Mexicans and plump beauty
queens is now in charge of binding up
the wounds in a deeply divided country.
He who boasted of grabbing women
by the pussy and getting away with it
because of his celebrity status is now the
Mother of All Celebrities.
Taxes, Obamacare, Mexico border
wall, trade agreements, global security
alignments there is virtually no
significant policy arena Trump didnt
upend during the campaign.

But here we are. We have a national

Republican Establishment making
nice for the television cameras, but
very anxious behind the scenes on
who will do what to modify or block
which Trumpian gambit. The GOP
leadership in Congress now has the
majorities and the presidency for
doing a number on Obamacare. All they
have to do is come up with a scheme
that will please the already flush health
insurance behemoths and blunt the
rising premiums while simultaneously
keeping accessible insurance for
the Obamacare contingent and the
permanent disability sufferers.
They face a Trump agenda that in
several significant areas flies in the face
of orthodox Republican doctrine and/
or goes the opposite way of GOP-allied
interest groups.

Republicans face interesting times

ahead, in the curse of the old Chinese
proverb. Both major political parties
come out of this election in disarray, if
not shambles at least in terms of their
old patterns of national organization
and leadership. With the ever-increasing
role of Citizens United political money
dominating the debate, it may be we
are already deep into the decay of the
parties as relevant entities.
All that said, only a minority of the
Americans who swept Donald Trump
into the presidency were bona fide
inhabitants of Hillary Clintons basket
of deplorables. The significant if not

overwhelming majority were middleclass Americans a lot like the Clinton

voters, who differed only in that they
were against the political status quo
more than anything else.

They despaired of the verbose gridlock

of the Washington political colony. They
probably didnt care for the offensive
aspects of Trumps talk and behavior
any more than the Clinton voters, but
above all else they wanted deep and
permanent change in the distant and
indifferent laws and regulation radiating
out of the nations Capitol. It doesnt
register with them that the media
routinely exaggerate the scope and effect
of it.
The only presidential result that
came close to my dismay at the Trump
victory during my journalist years was
when that retread actor Ronald Reagan
ascended to the oval office.
No background, no experience (well,
he had been governor of California),
all talk and no leadership depth that
was my assessment. Well, Reagan is
remembered today as one of the great
presidents of the 20th century at least
among Republicans.

After all, didnt he bring down the

Soviet Union? That occurring on his
watch was likely as attributable to him
as was the unprecedented budget boom
of federal surpluses during the Clinton
years primarily attributable to Clinton.
Intentions and resolve notwithstanding,
the inertial resistance to directional
change of the Battlestar Galactica that
is the federal government makes any
basic restructuring of the system a pipe

But, Reagan had the gift of gab and

from his original Shining City on a
Hill image of America forward, he
spoke positively and optimistically and
people believed. He was, in a word, a
leader. A leader in the sense of being
someone who could go to the front and
people would follow. Not necessarily
one who had the best, brightest and
most prudent plan for where to go. How
will Trump prove to be relative to that
In the final analysis, the people with
whom Trump surrounds himself will
probably prove more significant in the
record of his administration than Trump
himself. Its not even certain it will prove
to be a conservative administration in all
We survived Reagan, we survived
Nixon, we survived Bush and Clinton
in fact, American democracy survived
all of our presidents prior to Trump. The
odds are good well survive him as well.

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Mixing Up a Home Bar


ts cocktail hour on a Friday night, and you want to be prepared. You could go
out to a bar and have your favorite cocktail made for you by a professional bartender; however with the right tools and some practice you could do it yourself
at home.
Stocking up on all the handy tools to make cocktails at home can start to add
up very quickly. As a kitchen and bar tool addict, I know this from experience.
So, well start with a few basics and Ill leave it up to you to upgrade or add as
you see fit.

Cocktail shaker
These are available in three configurations the Boston,
French and the cobbler. The cobbler
is a three-piece shaker made up of a
shaking tin, a strainer top and cap
for the pour spout on top. For the
beginner this is the one I recommend, it is all inclusive and doesnt
require the purchase of an additional strainer.

There are two types of strainers to pick from, the most
commonly used is the Hawthorne. This strainer consists of
a flat disc with several holes a xed a coiled spring on the
bottom. The alternative is the julep strainer, which looks like
a large metal scoop with holes in it. The julep strainer can
also double as an ice scoop, but unless you only make juleps
at home I would recommend starting with the Hawthorne. You
will find it comes in handy even with the cobbler shaker.


youre pretty
Imagine a 9-inch baseball bat and
e of wood (some
close. Muddlers are usually mad
also be able to
lacquered, some not), but you will
are dishwasher
find plastic or stainless ones that
ue in which an
safe. Muddling is a culinary tech
juices for Mojitos
ingredient is crushed to extract its
or the old fashioned and other drin

Citrus squeeze
There are many styles of citrus juicers out there, from
professional lever-style hand press to a simple wooden
reamer. You can go old fashioned with a fork if you
want, the important point here is to use fresh juices
whenever possible. I recommend the lever-style press,
youll find it handy in the kitchen as well as the bar.

Long bar

A bar spoon
can be very
essential for
making stirred
drinks. Look for a
spoon that is about
12 inches or longer.
Many long bar spoons will have a
useful little tool on the end such as a
muddler or olive trident

Jigger or
measuring cup
A jigger is the small
metal device youve
probably seen in
many bars. It usually
measures one jigger,
or 1.5 ounces, on one
side and half a jigger,
or ounce, on the smaller side. These come in different measurements, so make sure you know what youre
working with. Alternatively, you can use
any measuring device with markings from
ounce to 2 ounces. No matter what you use to
measure, it is very important to be consistent
with your ingredients.

Of course, the most critical of ingredients for your

home cocktail experience is booze. The six base liquors
are: whiskey, tequila, brandy, rum, vodka and gin.
Beyond these, grab some bitters, vermouth (sweet and
dry), and various liqueurs (such as triple sec, crme de
cassis, or schnapps).
ith your tools and booze acquired, youll find its
helpful to keep a few ingredients such as sugar (honey,
sweetener, etc.) and citrus on hand. Remember to use
the freshest ingredients you can in your cocktail, it
makes all the difference.
Please drink responsibly and enjoy your cocktails.
Veronica Rinaldi is a bartender for Albuquerque Press Club who
never shies away from a new cocktail.


14 November 16-22, 2016 ABQ FREE PRESS WEEKLY

Beer Town: Post-election Edition


lbuquerque is overall a pretty

blue city, so its safe to assume

many of our readers are going

through the same feelings of disorientation and despair that I am in the
wake of Trumps victory. With that
in mind, this being the booze issue
AND the post-election issue has me
a little concerned.

The morning of Nov. 9, Clinton voters everywhere were in despair, and,

unfortunately, multiple venues were
recommending alcohol as an antidote
to that despair, from the New York
Times where columnist Gail Collins
suggested liberals start with a night
of heavy drinking to help adjust to a
Trump administration to social media, where tweets and status updates
announcing intended drunkenness

Everywhere, it seems, unhappy

liberals are suggesting one way to get
through the uncertainty and angst of
the next four years is to drink it away.
And that, even in jest, is a terrible
idea. So, you wont see that in Beer
Town, even though this is a beer
column in a booze issue.
The fact is, I have been a problem
drinker at various stages of my life,
and I know too well the pain such
behavior can cause. Im not an alcoholic, as Ive never been physically
dependent on the sauce, but I have
certainly been a self-medicating
binge drinker.

suffer from depression serious

enough to have landed me in the
psych emergency center on more than
one occasion and one of my attempted
ways to deal with that problem was,
as so many well-meaning opinion
writers are suggesting now, to drink.
And let me state unequivocally: it
didnt work.
Drinking problems away only leads
to bigger problems, whether thats
a DWI, the dissolution of important
relationships, long-term health problems or even death.

Maybe it seems strange that Im

taking a moment to voice these concerns in a column titled Beer Town,
but I strongly believe that beer (and
other imbibables) should be enjoyed
in moderation. Alcohol is a dangerous
beast, and attempting to use it to deal
with election-triggered depression is

So please, feel free to grab a beer

with some friends down at the local
brewery and hash out your feelings
surrounding the election, but do so
with the knowledge that you need
to get home safely. Fortunately, most
breweries have a posted three-beer
limit, which should keep you from
getting into too much trouble, and
chances are youve already got the
Uber or Lyft app on your phone.

Everywhere, it seems,
unhappy liberals are
suggesting one way to
get through the uncertainty and angst of the next
four years is to drink it
away. And that, even in
jest, is a terrible idea
If you happen to be out on a Friday
or Saturday night between 10 p.m.
and 2 a.m., you groovy young hipster
you, you can use Bernalillo Countys
free Tavern Taxi. You dont even have
to remember the number (999-1400),
all you have to do is slur the words in
your bartenders direction and he or
she will dial them up for you.
That should take care of the most
acute of drinking issues, which is to
say alcohols propensity to turn a
driver and car into a deadly weapon,
and also keep you out of jail.

Self-medication is a far more subtle

and pernicious problem that cant
really be solved in this column, no
matter how amazing my prose might
be. All I can really do is suggest that
if you find yourself struggling with
depression and/or problem drinking,
give the Agora Crisis Center a ring at
277-3013. The call is anonymous and
theyll help you find the support
you need.
Lets be clear, I want you to enjoy
Albuquerques resplendent brewery
scene, I just want you to be safe and
healthy while you do it.

Ty Bannerman is a beer drinker, co-host of

the City on the Edge podcast and author of
Forgotten Albuquerque.

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16 November 16-22, 2016 ABQ FREE PRESS WEEKLY

Booze and Food: An Inseparable Team


lcohol and food seem to be

eternally linked.

People spend years learning how to

pair wines with specific victuals.
I believe people who have a love of
food naturally have the same appreciation for fermented and distilled
beverages. I know a great many cooks;
most are beer, wine or spirit aficionados.
Some are just drunks. Others are teetotalers who still have a great knowledge
of the boozy arts.
Alcohol is hugely useful in the kitchen.
Wine, liqueurs and hard liquors are
great for deglazing pans to release and
dissolve the fond the caramelized bits
left as a result of searing food.
Wines rich or subtle flavors lend
a depth to sauces. Wine, liquor or
beer is often the basis for fondue
cheese sauces.
Bakers use booze extensively, whether
to flavor ganache (chocolate and cream)
or to boost the intense darkness of a

Guinness cupcake. Vodka is sometimes

substituted for part of the water in pie
or biscuit dough to help make it flaky
and prevent toughness.
A dish that has fallen out of favor
in the U.S. is Steak Diane. Popular at
high-end restaurants, especially in New
York, in the post-WWII era, this dish was
usually prepared tableside by trained
wait staff and is quite the show, akin
to the presentation of Bananas Foster,
Cherries Jubilee or a flashy preparation
of Caesar salad.
Modern restaurants rarely have the
room or staff to do tableside service
anymore. Also, the flare of burning
brandy risks setting off fire suppression
systems. No matter, it can be made safely and fairly easily by the home chef.
I have adapted the original recipe,
which typically featured beef
tenderloin and reduced veal stock, to
use poultry stock and turkey for
the protein.

Turkey Diane
4 turkey cutlets, 3-4
cup flour
2 Tbsp. butter, divided
1 garlic clove, minced
2 Tbsp. minced shallot
3 Tbsp. finely chopped
parsley, divided
2 cups sliced mushrooms
2 fl. oz. Cognac or brandy
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
tsp. Worcestershire
tsp. hot sauce
2 fl. oz. Port

It is crucial to have all the ingredients, equipment and
plates prepared, measured and before starting the dish.
Cut the turkey breast across the grain and pound flat with
a meat hammer or the back of a skillet. Season the turkey
liberally on both cut sides with salt and fresh-ground black
pepper. Coat the cutlets in flour and shake off the excess.
In a large, heavy-bottomed skillet or saut pan, melt 1
Tbsp. butter over medium-high heat. Once the butter is melted
and bubbling, pan fry the turkey until just done (165F).
Remove the cutlets to a warm plate and cover.
Add the second tablespoon of butter and saut the
shallots, mushrooms, garlic and a third of the parsley. Once the
mushrooms are soft and the aromatics are translucent, tip the
pan toward you and add the brandy or Cognac. Carefully tip
the pan away and allow the flame to ignite the alcohol.
Let the alcohol burn off and add mustard, Worcestershire
sauce, hot sauce and chicken stock. Swirl the sauce to mix and
add the cream and port, as well as a second tablespoon
of parsley.

2 fl. oz. Heavy cream or


Continue to swirl and blend the sauce as it reduces and

thickens to the texture of heavy cream.

1 to 1-1/2 cups reduced

chicken, turkey or duck

Place the turkey back in the sauce to reheat and coat

the cutlets.

Salt and freshly ground

black pepper to taste

Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper and plate the

turkey, spooning the thick, rich sauce over the cutlets. Garnish
with the final tablespoon of parsley.

This dish goes well with a neutral starch such as rice, egg noodles or potatoes. Any
hearty green vegetable with a sharp, vinegary sauce is a great accompaniment.
The dish is not necessarily exciting visually, but the cooking process can be very
impressive, and the flavorful sauce that mates rich, deep meat flavors and the tang
of alcohol is something to be remembered. Pair with a hearty red wine and enjoy.
Steve Mo Fye is an Instructional Tech in the Culinary Arts program at Central New Mexico Community College and refuses to cook with any alcohol he wouldnt drink.

ABQ FREE PRESS WEEKLY November 16-22, 2016 17

Sunday's not Fun-day without Beer, Art and Music

planning company, mmastar Productions, supports amazing happenings

in ew exico and the amazing
people who make it happen.

he taproom is well lit. Live painters flank the stage and an assortment of local arts and craft vendors
camp out throughout the room. A
group of belly dancers shimmy across
the stage while a band provides
music. Between songs a poet espouses
into the mic.

e aim to engage and create community, he said.

e are artists in
collaboration with organizations and

elcome to the ll Drink to That

variety show at Tractor Brewing
Company, ells Park.

Often, DTT will partner with local

grassroots organizations and showcase benefits and other fundraising
efforts. n the past, DTT has partnered with TEDxAB , e Are This
City, umans of ew exico, lobal
Ties Film Foundation and more.

nown as DTT, the monthly show

highlights the best talent that Burque
has to offer, including poets, comedians, musicians and visual artists.
Carlos Contreras is the curator,
founder and master of ceremonies
of DTT. Part soothsayer, part savvy
business guy and an intuitive artist
in his own right, Contreras said he
recognized there was a niche for
live performance in the ever-booming business of local craft beer and
breweries. Thus was the inception
of the biggest, baddest and booziest
variety show this side of the Sandia

A freshly finished piece by local artist Lionel Spotted Horse (background,

left) is displayed while Carlos Contreras (right), master of ceremonies of
Ill Drink to That, mingles among live artists and spectators.

There was a platform there that

was not being tapped, Contreras
said. recognized that local businesses, tap rooms and breweries, could
benefit from placing local artists and
live art in their spaces. Likewise,

artists would then have a place to

be artists.

Artists networking, creating and

performing for a naturally receptive
audience is integral to Contrerass
vision. e said DTT and his event

Contreras said more than likely, ll

Drink to That will take the show on
the road at the end of the year. DTT
will likely create at least four or more
pop-up satellite shows around town,
but will eventually work its magic
into other local tap rooms.
The next DDT show will be on
Sunday ov. 20 at p.m. for the
special, Lets Buy a an for The
Riddims Band edition.

Jessica Helen Lopez is a freelance reporter.

Local Artists Plan Healing Through Creation


ts been said theres an art to everything, but how do artists navigate

lifes ugly parts
here does art happen
within a system of oppression, alongside a tradition of destruction, violence
and trauma
ancy astudil, owner of Central
Features Contemporary Art allery,
invited local artists to a town hall-style
meetup on onday in hopes of finding
answers to those questions.

t probably goes without saying, but

after Tuesdays election results, that
is a timely topic, astudil said to an
anxious crowd. m definitely feeling
some urgency.

There is power in being able to give

tangible substance to our ideas, she
said, and this is how art contributes to a
discourse of social progress, by giving
people a touchstone, something to
directly address, and to talk about and
ask questions about, and reflect back on

The evenings agenda included a moderated discussion with questions and

comments from the audience, and an
opportunity for anyone representing an

hen you go out into the community, you have to tell the truth there,
too, because they dont give a damn
about your creative process, she said.
Theres a difference between art and
activism, and you have to really be
ready to roll up your sleeves and get in
there and do the work.

More than 100 local artists gathered Monday night to discuss the current
political climate, and how to help the community through art.

organization to share information with

other interested attendees.

The meeting emphasized the importance of providing the space for conversations to take place, both physically
and intellectually.
Ebony sis Booth is the programs and
communications coordinator at the
arwood Art Center, and the co-founder of the highly-lauded, annual Burque
Noir event.
As a working-class black woman,
Booth said, poetry and art provide a
way to demand identity and visibility

from a society designed to deny

her these things.

ou have to be honest and brave, and

say what you mean and say who its for,
and then find people who support that.
They will help you make it happen, she
said. The exchange of personhood and
humanity, and friendship and love, and
beautiful art and amazing experience is
worth it. e ust have to kick the door
in, you have to demand it.
Although the conversation was
centered on where art meets activism,
Booth said it is important to acknowledge the differences between the two.

Barbara rothus, a local artist and

activist, said in order to make demands
of the system one must first make
demands of oneself. Effective activism
requires sacrifice, she said, and she has
sacrificed working on her art to participate in the social struggle for ustice.

Activism is exhausting work, and

help is badly needed in the fight against
oppression and in ustice while solidarity safety pins are a nice gesture, rothus
said there are questions people must
ask themselves about what those mean
to them,
hat are we going to do to get
in front of the train This is really the
bottom line for me. ho is going to get
out there she asked.
Johnny Vizcaino is an editorial intern at ABQ
Free Press Weekly.


18 November 16-22, 2016 ABQ FREE PRESS WEEKLY

The Callboard: Local Auditions, on One Page


o you dream of spotlights and cheering fans? Then maybe its time to take those dreams and make them a reality. And it
all starts with picking up a copy of ABQ Free Press Weekly, where we make it easy to find all the local auditions for stage
and screen. See? The first step is simple. The rest? Thats up to you.


Caucasian, 20s-30s
Shaved heads
Midnight, Texas
Must have valid ID
Open ethnicity, 20s Phil
Doors of Lloyd
Nov. 11 and 12, 6 to 8 p.m.
Santa Fe
Email headshot, resume and
contact info to kyle.sherling@
Open ethnicity, 50-65 Markus
Nov. 15, 5 to 8 p.m.
1600 St. Michaels Drive, Santa Fe
Rm. 105


Hispanic, 25-35 Soledad

Nov. 15, 5 to 8 p.m.
1600 St. Michaels Drive, Santa Fe
Rm. 105
Open ethnicity, 18-23 Francesca
Thursday, Nov. 10, 5 to 8 p.m.
1600 St. Michaels Drive, Santa Fe
Rm. 105
Open ethnicity, 25-35 Sarah
Thursday, Nov. 10, 5 to 8 p.m.
1600 St. Michaels Drive, Santa Fe
Rm. 105
Hispanic, 25-45
Accion Commercial
Send voice/acting reel, resume
and contact info to casting@


Open ethnicity, 20s-30s

Unique look
Midnight, Texas
Must have valid ID

Open ethnicity, all ages

People who look like they reside in
a small Texas town
Midnight, Texas
Must have valid ID


Families going through major life

Unnamed docu-series
Send contact info, family bios, a
description of the life change and
several current non-professional
family photos to

Want your casting or

crew call listed here?
Send an email to


ABQ FREE PRESS WEEKLY November 16-22, 2016 19

NM Film Focus: Spirits in Cinema


rom a sloppy sip of a White

Russian to bootlegging crates of

whiskey or the ubiquitous pop of
bottles of beer, booze on film can be
anything from a prop to a character,
to a storyline.

Actor eff Bridges, who should ust

go ahead and o cially become a ew
exican already, took the hite
Russian in his script from prop to costar in The Big Lebowski.

The drink is now synonymous with

the outrageously popular film and the
cult figure The Dude, which Bridges
also embodied to perfection.
n ell or igh ater, dubbed the
best film of the year by Forbes magazine, Chris Pine and Ben Foster play
an epic pair of bank robbing brothers
who popped more bottle caps than
bullets on their heart wrenching crime
spree across west Texas, which was
beautifully portrayed by eastern
ew exico.
The brothers commiserating and
refueling over beers lent a calm and

centering feel to the storyline that

seemed to drive home the many relatable themes in this great ew exico
made movie.

ohnny Depp has made two ew

Mexico movies, one the little known,
but very solid sci-fi drama,
Transcendence and the underwhelming The Lone Ranger, but he s
known the world over for playing a
boozed-up pirate in the blockbuster
franchise "Pirates of the Caribbean."
Whether the portrayal is life imitating
art or vice versa, Depp s yo-ho-ho
and many, many bottles of rum
performances in the series of films has
earned him box o ce gold.
And then there s ew exico s own
booze-specific feature length film
Beerfest, an Animal ouse -esque
comedy that was filmed in
Again centered on brothers,
Beerfest follows an and Tod
Wolfhouse to Germany for Oktoberfest, where the brothers find

Bryan Cranston and Mike Ehrmantraut enjoy a cold one at Marble Brewery.
Marble Brewery

themselves responsible for defending

their family honor in Fight Club
style beer games. The film co-stars big
hitters Cloris Leachman, ill Forte,
at Faxon and local favorite Steven
ichael uezada.

Our beer, wine and liquor dalliances

are also blooming in popularity on
and off screen as our state s presence
grows in the global film industry.
Local brews, vintages and distilled

spirits alike have been featured in local productions, and ew exico hot
spots for libations are well known to
the never-ending string of stars who
film in our fair state. Cheers
New Mexico film expert Christa Valdez, of and ChristaValdez.
com, reports on movie industry news for
ABQ Free Press.

A Timeless Sci-Fi Flick Has Finally Arrived


aintaining good communication

whether between governments
of countries or two people in a relationship isnt always easy. Sometimes
the mediation of an outside party is

For director Denis illeneuve, it takes

a visit from aliens for humanity to
discover its communicative flaws. At
least, thats the premise of Arrival,
a film depicting close encounters of a
thrilling kind that takes the audience
on a mesmerizing ride as intelligent as
it is poignant.
Like some of the best sci-fi,
Arrival utilizes an outlandish concept to make very relevant comments
on the state of humanity, with illeneuve deconstructing a concept as simple as communication by reminding us
of the paranoia that can manifest when
we take communication for granted.

The story is told through the eyes of

Louise Banks, a linguistics professor
recruited by the military, along with
another expert in Jeremy Renners Ian
Donnelly, to help communicate with
extraterrestrial beings. e dont know
if these aliens come in peace; all we
know is they come via one of 2 pods

resembling a slice of
fruit to different
places around
the globe. And
every day
they hover a
few dozen
feet above
the surface,
even more

to cement
himself as one
of the premiere
directors in
ollywood exploring deep themes
through multilayered,
provocative stories. Like
Prisoners and Sicario, his
latest is a slow-burning escalation towards a mind-bending, tense finish that
eventually places a new connotation on
its title.

To be clear, this isnt

particularly an alien
invasion movie our
visitors never even
set foot on Earth
and the audience
shouldnt expect
the normal sort
of blockbuster
action associated with that
moniker. These
are thrills of
a much more
subdued kind.

Amy Adams
gives a subtle
but powerhouse
performance as
Banks, the ever-anxious but curious
expert whose personal
ties to the mission anchor
themselves in her believable
quest to be able to communicate
with our visitors. Renner is also terrific
in what has to be the most vulnerable
role weve ever seen him in.
Arrival isnt ust thematically astounding the film is totally

immersive, engaging nearly all our

senses. Conversations between characters through headsets limit outside
noise. We feel as claustrophobic as
Banks does when she enters the alien
craft in a hazmat suit. The IMAX-worthy camerawork is sweeping and
gorgeous, bold in portraying the films
grand scale. The music is daringly
ambiguous too, conveying a tone that is
all at once threatening and captivating.
The way Arrival plays with light,
in particular, provides its own symbolic
value. t makes excellent use of a dark,
brooding aesthetic, with shadows
playing a prominent role. alf-clouded
faces and environments tease moral
flaws, and the brightness associated
with the spaceships interior resonates
with the films central questions s
language a gift, or a weapon?
n other words, it is very much like
illeneuves previous works as far as
his focus on the visuals. ts incredibly
well-directed in that regard all of the
films elements work in tandem to
deliver a memorable experience that
rivals the best sci-fi of recent years,
maybe decades.
David Lynch is an award-winning film critic.

20 November 16-22, 2016 ABQ FREE PRESS WEEKLY

7:30 pm, Outpost Performance
Space, 210 Yale Blvd SE, 268-0044,
Lysander Piano Trio
7:30 pm, Rio Rancho High School,
301 Loma Colorado Blvd NE, Rio

Stars of the Future: Olga

Kern International Piano
Competition Finals

Popejoy Hall, UNM Main Campus,

203 Cornell Dr, 925-5858,

Figueroa Duo: Duo, Trio,

6 pm, Las Placitas Presbyterian

Church, 7 Paseo de San Antonio,
Placitas, 867-8080,

Jono Manson

7 pm, Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418

Montezuma Ave, Santa Fe, (505)

Qais Eassar

1 pm, Free, East Mountain Library, 1

Old Tijeras Rd, Tijeras, 281-8508,

Guild Cinema

Sunshine Theater

120 Central Ave SW, 764-0249,
November 17, Aaron Watson, Jon
November 19, Switchfoot, Relient K

Sister Bar

407 Central Ave SW, 242-4900,
November 17, The UNM Honky Tonk
November 18, Def-is Birthday
November 19, Vektor & Black Fast
November 20, Useless ID/Crushed!?
November 21, Night Beats


618 Central Ave SW, 764-8887,
November 17, Get Action
November 18, Crime Lab
November 19, Gordyfest II

3405 Central Ave NE, 255-1848,
u N ve e 1 , andfill
Harmonic: A Symphony of the Human
Through November 17, SEED: The
Untold Story
November 18-21, London Town
November 18-21, Love Witch
November 19, We Are X
November 19-20, Do Not Resist
November 22-24, 18th Annual
Animation Show of Shows
November 22-24, Tampopo A
Happy Thanksgiving Treat Japanese
Noodle Style!

November 20, Soundwave

Music Fest
November 21, (HED)P.E.
November 22, Hirie

Space, 210 Yale Blvd SE, 268-0044,



Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, (505)

Starts November 18, Moonlight
November 20, Carvalhos Journey

Low Spirits

2823 2nd St NW, 344-9555,
November 17, Merican Slang
November 18, The Riddims
November 19, David Ramirez:
Bootleg Tour
November 20, CRTTRZ
November 22, Big Sandy & His Fly
Rite Boys
November 23, Wednesday Open Mic

Dirty Bourbon

9800 Montgomery Blvd NE,

November 17-18, Sim Balkey & The
Honky Tonk Crew
November 23, Shawn Brooks

7:30 pm, Taos Mesa Brewing, 20

ABC Mesa Rd, El Prado, (575)

The Alpha Blue Trio

7:30 pm, Free, Yannis, 3109 Central

Ave NE, 268-9250, yannisandlemoni.

Chispa Concert: Music from

the Americas Series Alberto
7:30 pm, National Hispanic Cultural
Center, 1701 4th St SW, 724-4771,

Grace Kelly Quartet


7:30 pm, Taos Mesa Brewing, 20

ABC Mesa Rd, El Prado, (575)

7:30 pm, Outpost Performance

Helen Sung Solo Piano: The

Music Of Thelonious Monk

Claudia Villela & Vtor


Center for Contemporary Arts


Jean Cocteau Cinema

418 Montezuma Ave, Santa Fe, (505)

November 18-24, The Quiet Earth
November 18-24, The Love Witch

Awakening in Taos

5 pm, Free, Albuquerque Museum of

Art & History, 2000 Mountain Rd NW,

Diarios de Motocicleta/The
Motorcycle Diaries

7 pm, Free, National Hispanic

Cultural Center, 1701 4th St SW,

Pueblo Film Festival

5:30 pm, Indian Pueblo Cultural

Center, 2401 12th St NW, 843-7270,

A Passage to India: Dinner &

4 pm, Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418

Montezuma Ave, Santa Fe, (505)

Letting Go of the Past

Thursdays, 7 pm, Kadampa

Meditation Center, 142 Monroe St
NE, 292-5293,

Hedda Gabler

UNM Experimental Theatre, UNM

Main Campus, 203 Cornell Drive,

You Cant Take It With You

The Adobe Theater, 9813 4th St NW,


Lady Chatterley's Lover

The Cell Theatre, 700 1st St NW,


The Seasons of La Llorona

National Hispanic Cultural Center,

1701 4th St SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.

29th Annual Festival of the

Cranes Bosque del Apache
National Wildlife Refuge, 1001

New Mexico 1, San Antonio, NM,


KiMo Theatre, 423 Central Ave NW,


9x9 Art Show

Reception, Friday, November 4, 5-8

African American Performing Arts
Center, 310 San Pedro Dr NE,

New Mexico Chroma:
Katherine Irish

Blue Lily Atelier, 3209 Silver Ave SE,



Influence of the Past: Marla


Loma Colorado Main Library, 755

Loma Colorado Blvd NE, Rio Rancho,
891-5013x3033, riorancholibrar-ies.


The Henry Project: Henry IV &

Henry V
The Vortex Theatre, 2900 Carlisle
NE, 247-8600,


Native Realities: Superheroes

of Past, Present, and Future

Form & Concept, 435 S Guadalupe

St, Santa Fe, 982-8111,


DADA Centennial: Day of the

Dead Reception, Friday,
November 4, 5-7 pm
International Museum of Collage,
Assemblage and Construction
Archives, 1925 Rosina St Ste C,
Santa Fe, (505) 303-3034,

Author Event: Dan Wells,
Bracken MacLeod & Robert

7 pm, Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418

Montezuma Ave, Santa Fe, (505)

Diamonds at Dusk: Catalina

6:30 pm, Free, Page One Books,
5850 Eubank Blvd NE Ste B-41,

Marla Allison Painting & Pat

Kiro Guitar

6 pm, Free, Loma Colorado Main

Library, 755 Loma Colorado Blvd NE,
Rio Rancho, 891-5013x3033,

Meeting of the Minds: Within &

Beyond the Canvas
Noon, Free, UNM Art Museum, 203
Cornell Drive, 277-4001,

Salud y Sabor: Honduras

5:30, Free, National Hispanic Cultural

Center, 1701 4th St SW, 724-4771,

Aquarium Overnight

6:30 pm, ABQ BioPark, 2601 Central

Ave NW, 764-6200,

Discovery Festival

9 am, Free, Albuquerque Convention

Center, 401 2nd St SW, 768-4575,

This Above All

AirDance ArtSpace, 3030 Isleta Blvd

SW, 842-9418,


Bird Research: Relationship

Among Species and Patterns
of Global Diversity: Andy
5 pm, Free, Bachechi Open Space,
9521 Rio Grande NE, RSVP:

Book and Bake Sale

10 am, Free, Placitas Community

Library, 453 Hwy 165, 867-3355,

Family Program: Autumn


9:30 am, Free, Georgia OKeeffe

Museum, 217 Johnson St, Santa Fe,
(505) 946-1000,

Holiday Craft Fair

10 am, Free, National Hispanic

Cultural Center, 1701 4th St SW,

International Game Day

9:30 am, Free, Esther Bone Memorial

Library, 950 Pinetree Rd SE, Rio
Rancho, 891-5012x3128,

La Canoa: Los Matachines

de Bernalillo, New Mexico:
Joseph Moreno

2 pm, Free, National Hispanic

Cultural Center, 1701 4th St SW,

National Institute of Flamenco

2 pm, Free, Albuquerque Museum of

Art & History, 2000 Mountain Rd NW,

Navajo Weaving
Demonstration: Tyra Preston

11 am, Free, Loma Colorado Main

Library, 755 Loma Colorado Blvd NE,
Rio Rancho, 891-5013x3033,

Telebration! A Worldwide
Celebration of Storytelling:
Sarah Malone

Joke Injection Comedy Show!

10:30 am, Free, Erna Fergusson

Library, 3700 San Mateo Blvd NE,

Magic vs Science

Telebration! A Worldwide
Celebration of Storytelling:
Steven Pla

7:30 pm, El Rey Theater, 622 Central

Ave SW,
6:30 pm, Explora, 1701 Mountain Rd
NW, 224-8300,

State Health Insurance &

Assistance Program

1 pm, Free, Main Library, 501 Copper

Ave NW, 768-5170,

1 pm, Free, Esther Bone Memorial

Library, 950 Pinetree Rd SE, Rio
Rancho, 891-5012x3128,



Rails Along the Rio Grande

Train Show

Lights Out

South Broadway Cultural Center,

1025 Broadway Blvd SW, 848-1320,


Indigenous Comic Con

National Hispanic Cultural Center,

1701 4th St SW, 724-4771,

ABQ FREE PRESS WEEKLY November 16-22, 2016 21

Fall Fiber Fiesta

Scottish Rite Temple, 463 Paseo de

Peralta, Santa Fe,

9 am, Balloon Fiesta Park, 5500

Balloon Fiesta Parkway, 768-6050,

The Jews of Albuquerque in
the 20th Century: Building

Community Along the Rio


Albuquerque Museum of Art &

History, 2000 Mountain Rd NW,

The Election is Over Now
What: Steve Terrell & Joe

10 am, Congregation Albert, 3800

Louisiana Blvd NE, RSVP: (505)
883-1818 x3203 or brother-hood@

From Sand to Subdivisions

The Development of ABQ's
East Mesa after WWII: Bill

2 pm, Free, Albuquerque Museum of

Art & History, 2000 Mountain Rd NW,

The Jews of Albuquerque in

the 20th Century: Building
Community along the Rio
Grande: Dr. Noel Pu-gach

1 pm, Free, Albuquerque Museum of

Art & History, 2000 Mountain Rd NW,

The Placitas Artists Series

November Visual Artists
Reception: Peter Bhringer,
Vicki Bolen, Amy Haut-man,
Pam Neas

5 pm, Free, Las Placitas Presbyterian

Church, 7 Paseo de San Antonio,
Placitas, 867-8080,

Underground Ranger
Adventures in Carlsbad
Caverns National Park and
Other Remarkable Places:
Doug Thompson

3 pm, Free, Page One Books, 5850

Eubank Blvd NE Ste B-41, 294-2026,

Grow the Growers Program

5:30 pm, Bernalillo County Extension

Office, 1510 Menaul Blvd NW Ext,

Crosstalk: Connie Willis

6 pm, Free, Page One Books, 5850

Eubank Blvd NE Ste B-41, 294-2026,

Answers. Puzzles on page 23


22 November 16-22, 2016 ABQ FREE PRESS WEEKLY

On A Tank of Gas: Beer!


Editors note: We hope

you enjoy this quick tour
of some of the local beer
spots in town, and invite
you to check them out.
Please remember to be
safe when you do so, and
make sure the beer isnt
affecting your abilities to
make good choices when
you leave.

Boxing Bear Brewery

o, its Saturday and you want an

adventure, but you really want a

beer. Why not combine them?

Believe it or not, there are more than

20 different microbrews throughout
Albuquerque and surrounding areas.

Kaktus Brewery

All photos by
Moriah Carty

This weeks adventure will take

a tour of a few of them. The
following breweries were selected
for their interesting interior design
and overall cleverness. This list is by
no means comprehensive, just a few
places to go.

Albuquerque to
Kaktus Brewery,
Bernalillo: 18 miles

Tucked away on a backroad in

Bernalillo, Kaktus has one of the
funkiest vibes for a brewery. Dont let
the distance scare you away, its
absolutely worth the drive. Chairs
hang from trees in the parking lot, and
scattered about are brightly colored
doors. The beer names are about as
creative as the space: Harry Porter,
Shhtout, and so on.
When I think of Kaktus, I think of
colors and eccentricity. Everything is
a different color, every piece of art is
a different medium, and the patio is a
montage of outdoor fixtures. Overall, the space is mellow and cozy. A
favorite place for a relaxing afternoon
and tasty beer, which pairs nicely with
their delicious pizza selections.

Kaktus Brewing Co.

to Boxing
Bear Brewing
Co.: 14 miles

Boxing Bear almost feels like a pub

with the low lighting and dark wood
interior. Their menu also reflects that

Santa Fe Brewing Co.

Red Door Brewing

vibe, touting various Paninis and


Like Kaktus, their beer names are

inventive, definitely taking the cake
for cleverness: Paw Swipe Pale Ale,
Ambear Ale, Uppercut IPA. All of
their beer names relate to some aspect
of boxing or bears.

Boxing Bear
Brewing Co. to
Red Door Brewing
Co.: 8 miles

Red Door Brewing Company is an

all-time favorite. The vibe is relaxed
but energized. The brewery hides
amidst big industrial businesses.

Like Boxing Bear, Red Door showcases local artists, a new one every
month. On occasion, theyll have
live music. If thats not for you, they

have a Nintendo 64 with Mario Kart.

Though they dont have a kitchen,
delicious food is always nearby. They
regularly have food trucks on site that
suggest the food and beer to pair.
Red Door excels at their diversity
of available beers, and they dont
disappoint. Porters are dark and IPAs
robust, to name a few. Their cider
(gluten free) is remarkably dry, and
they do a fabulous hot cider in the
winter cinnamon sticks, honey
and all.

Red Door
Brewing Co. to Santa
Fe Brewing Co.,
Albuquerque Tap
Room: 2.4 miles

Most people know Santa Fe

Brewery Company for their canned

beer, but the delicious Happy Camper

IPA is also available on tap at the
Santa Fe Brewing Co., Albuquerque
Tap Room. And if youve exhausted
all the options, the tap room always
has a guest brew on tap.

With one of the most innovative

uses of space, the taproom calls
shipping containers its home. The
repurposed containers are also home
to several other, mostly food, vendors.
So be it pizza or tacos or burgers you
desire, food options are abundant and
savory. The tap room allows outside
food in, so dinner can be had with
a beer.
Remember, dont drink and drive,
but have fun. After a long day of
drinking, its bed time.

Moriah Carty is an Albuquerque local with

a strong sense of wanderlust.


ABQ FREE PRESS WEEKLY November 16-22, 2016 23



by Myles Mellor and Sally York

by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan

Each Sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that has been subdivided into
nine smaller grids of 3x3 squares. To solve the puzzle, each row, column
and box must contain each of the numbers 1 to 9.

1. Short-tailed lemurs
7. Told all
11. Pork place
14. Parish dweller
16. Not just any
17. For surfers on the
19. Pen filler
20. Sloth's home
21. African flower
22. Step follower
24. Lapse
25. Intelligence
26. "The Office"
29. Soupon
31. Herd animal
33. Neighbor of Ida.
34. Teases
37. Copper coins
41. Family reunion
45. Set right
46. Break
47. Education acronym
48. Increase, with
50. Young sheep
52. Cudjoe or Big
53. Puente ___
56. "___ magic!"

59. Quote from

61. Earth's crust
62. Hack
64. Browning's Ben
Ezra, e.g.
68. Home of "Countdown"
71. Lennon's love
72. At sea
73. Bluejacket
74. Gathering clouds,
75. Angioplasty

1. Pandora's boxful
2. Ark builder
3. Copy
4. Marriage and
5. Certain crustacean
6. Bit of a draft
7. Sound asleep?
8. Archer, at times
9. Household linen
10. Animal with
curved horns
11. Inscribed pillar
12. Chuck
13. Nods
15. Make a scene?
18. Blotto

23. Buster
26. Deli order
27. Cup part
28. Transfer
30. Pastoral cries
32. Visa statement
35. Clock standard:
36. ___-free
38. Woods part
39. Manitoba native
40. Make out
42. Sign up
43. Online magazine
44. Kind of page
49. Prey
51. More bloody
53. English race place
54. Jungle climber
55. Small drum
57. "___ Dreams"
(Heart hit)
58. Wise one
60. Lacks, in brief
63. A shot
65. Dentist's request
66. ___ War
67. May event, for
69. Nigerian state
70. Itinerary word

Answers for all puzzles on page 21

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